Conducting specialized lighting services for the senior living facility lighting has become a challenge in its own right. Senior living facilities do not want to look institutionalized and the residents need adequate light to properly and safely perform their daily routine. State authorities have focused on higher levels of lighting in these facilities for resident and staff functions, and energy codes keep shrinking wattage allowances for lighting. These are just two of the many challenges faced when catering to the needs of senior living clients.
Special Needs of the Aged
Most of us have experienced what it is like to perform an activity in an area that does not have sufficient light. Perhaps you are trying to read a book in a room with inadequate lighting. Now add on a few extra years to your eyes, a degenerative eye disease and you have just portrayed what many seniors may encounter on a daily basis. Inadequate lighting is also a safety concern because it affects depth perception, which is sometimes referred to as a “senior moment.”